In this opening concert of Jason Rebello’s Artist Residency at WMC he is joined by award-winning band Empirical. Formed in 2007, Empirical is one of the hottest new jazz bands to emerge in recent years and is well known for producing forward looking, risk taking and creative music. In 2010 they won a MOBO award for Best Jazz Act. Jason writes: “Empirical are an exciting young UK band, pushing the boundaries of jazz and making quite an impact on the scene at the moment.” The programme includes a mix of new original compositions from both Jason and Empirical with standards too.
‘The coolest of Britain’s young jazz bands.’ Daily Telegraph
6.30pm pre-concert talk: Jason Rebello in conversation with WMC Artistic Director James Slater